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Works: 216 works in 448 publications in 6 languages and 2,513 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical films  Gangster films  Religious films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 임권택
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Most widely held works by 임권택
Chunxiang chuan : Ch'unhyang ch'ŏn = Chunhyang by Kwŏn-t'aek Im( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Korean and English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from South Korea. Historical drama/romance told in traditional narrative style, Pansori. The doomed love of an 18th century nobleman, son of a governor, for the working-class daughter of a courtesan. Secretly married, their love defies strong socio-cultural boundaries and ends in tragedy
Chi-hwa-seon = Painted fire( Visual )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time of political and social unrest in 19th century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him
Sŏp'yŏnje( Visual )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Korean and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a short story by Yi Ch'ŏng-jun, Yu-bong (Kim Myong-gon) is a p'ansori master who travels with two adopted children, daughter Song-hwa (O Chŏng-hae), Yu-bong's p'ansori apprentice, and son Dong-ho (Kim Kyu-ch'ŏl), a drummer. The drum is the only instrument that accompanies p'ansori--unless you consider the singer's occasional fluttering of a folding fan for emotional emphasis an instrument. The three troubadours travel throughout the countryside in efforts to perform and develop their artistry while trying to remain true to Yu-bong's interpretation of what qualifies as real p'ansori
Ch'ŏnnyŏn hak = Ch'ŏnnyŏn hak( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dong-ho and Song-hwa are separately adopted by Yu-bong (Lim Jin-ta), a nomadic singer, and grow up as siblings. Dong-ho falls in love with Song-hwa, but he suffers from the fact that he has to call her sister and constantly fight with Yu-bong's obsession to make her a great singer. Eventually, Dong-ho leaves home. However, with his unchanging affection for Song-hwa, he keeps following traces of his love while refining his drumming skills in order to match well with her singing. This is the heart-touching love story of Song-hwa, who devotes her life and love to her talent for Pansori (a traditional Korean form of narrative song), and Dong-ho, who has devoted his life to loving her"--Container
Ch'ukche = Festival( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Korean and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is about a family whose matriarch passes away and they all gather together to mourn her passing
Aje aje para aje( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the spiritual progress of two Buddhist nuns. Sun-nyŏ joins a Buddhist temple as a nun and saves a man from suicide
Changgun ŭi adŭl( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Korean and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been orphaned as the age of eight, Kim Tu-han spends time as a beggar and loiterer until he becomes a member of the Chongno Gang. In recognition of his fists and fighting spirit, Ŏm Tong-uk, chief student fistfighter, supports him to grow stronger. Japanese "yakuzas" or gangsters try to expand their territory to Chongno. Kim Tu-han continues to protect Korean shop owners in Chongno. One day "yakuzas" attack Ŏm wounding him severely. Kim makes an assault on the "yakuzas". When he stands victoriously after beating every "yakuza", Kim Tu-han is reborn as the son General Kim Chwa-jin, the famed Korean patriot
T'aebaek Sanmaek = The Taebaek Mountains( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Korean and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the novel of the same title by Cho Chŏng-nae, this movie depicts the deepen confrontation between right wing and left wing after liberation in 1948
Yŏnghwa, na rŭl ch'aja kanŭn yŏjŏng : Im Kwŏn-t'aek kamdok ŭi yŏnghwa yŏnch'ul kangŭi by Kwŏn-t'aek Im( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Korean and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ssibaji = The surrogate womb( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Korean and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of surrogate mother to succeed one family in the age of Chosun
Kilsottŭm = Gilsotteum( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in Korean and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While searching for relatives separated by the Korean War, Hwa-yŏng comes across Dong-jin, her first love and father of the son she has been trying to track down
Ssibaji = The surrogate womb( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Korean and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a surrogate mother whose role is to give birth to a son for an aristocrat family in the era of Chosŏn dynasty
Ch'ŏn nyŏn hak = Thousand cranes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Korean and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this continuation of the earlier film Sŏp'yŏnje, O Chŏng-hae reprises her role as the blind p'ansori singer, Song-hwa while Cho Chae-hyŏn plays her lovelorn brother, Dong-ho. Dong-ho encounters new places and new people, but he can never forget his love for his sister, Song-hwa. Together and apart, reunion and separation, the two keep moving in different directions while restlessly chasing each other's shadows. Dong-ho spends a lifetime trying to find a place he belongs, a way to Song-hwa's heart. Like in Sŏp'yŏnje, music plays a prominent role, bringing out the lyrical beauty of p'ansori, traditional Korean folk music
Im Kwŏn-t'aek : Im Kwŏn-t'aek k'ŏlleksyŏn = Im Kwon Taek collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Korean and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wangsimni: A poor working class man is unable to marry his true love because of social status. He later finds her and she is in desperate straits
T'aebaek sanmaek : T'aebaek sanmaek( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story covers the years 1948-1950 in the small Korean town of Bŏlkyo in Posŏng-gun. In those tumultuous times there are many power struggles between communists and democrats as the different factions vie for control of the town
Haryu insaeng = Haryu insaeng( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Korean and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mini-epic film spanning two decades starting in the 1950's. Follows the career of a Korean gangster from teenager without a family to a powerful businessman
Cinema Korea by Christine Choy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean film industry, which once struggled to attract domestic audiences, has been successfully exporting its movies and expanding its influence throughout Asia, Europe and North America in the past decade. Korean cinema is enjoying a revival of interest internationally because of the broader cultural phenomenon of hallyu ("Korean Wave"). But contemporary Korean cinema s roots run deep and hallyu is only the latest chapter in a rich history. Cinema Korea, the unique new documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Christine Choy (Who Killed Vincent Chin?), brings together interviews with directors and actors, archival footage of classic Korean films and accounts of defining historical events to give a fully rounded view of Korean film culture. Participants include the renowned director Kwak Kyung-taek who has made 97 films spanning 40 years in all film genres and won the Best Director Award at Cannes for Chihwaseon in 2002. Kyung Hyun Kim, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, says of Kwon-taek: "He is Korea s Spielberg -- but more versatile, radical, and profound than Spielberg ever dreamed of being." The film is an important addition to Cinema Studies and Asian Studies collections
Talbich' kilŏolriki( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Korean and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film depicting life of people trying to revive the skill of traditional Korean papermaking
Anaedŭl ŭi haengjin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Korean and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parade of wives: "A newlywed wife, Ji-sun moves to her husband's village in a rural area called Sambatgol where it is customary to have glossy charades, incompetence is prolific, and thus poverty is endemic. She starts to endeavor to break down all these vices. Her family and neighbors point accusing fingers at her first, but soon they are influenced by her to combine forces with her. In the meantime, longtime absent father of Gang-du returns to his wife, who is Ji-sun's strong supporter and the chairperson of village women's association. Gang-du's father, however, turns out to be an espionage agent sent from North Korea. He makes his mind up to denounce himself by persuasion of his wife, but he and his wife get killed by other espionage agents. At the funeral of these two, Ji-sun and the village people march in resolution of succeeding her will to make more endeavors in the developmental plan of the village."--Container
Modernization on screen : understanding Korean society and modernization through films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Korean and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosuni: "Tosuni, the second daughter of the boss of a transportation company, is a self-determined girl like her father who defected from Hamgyeong Province, North Korea after the liberation in 1945. One day, Jae-gu comes ask her father for a job only to be rejected, and Tosuni loans him some money out of pity. Heavily scolded by her father, she declares independence and leaves her home. Afterwards, Tosuni gets involved with Jae-gu again to take her money back only to console Jae-gu and to even set up to work in partnership. They plan to establish a business with a car, and save necessary funds for a "Saenara" car. The naive Jae-su, however, falls for the fraud, and this even puts Tosuni in danger. Tosuni's wits and will pulls them out of trouble, and they get engaged. Their purchase of the "Saenara" car eventually leads their parents and neighbors to the approval of this couple."--Container
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Alternative Names
Gweon-Taik Imm.


Gwun-Taig Limm.

Im, Gwon-taek

Im, Gwontaek.

Im, Gwontaek 1936-

Im, Kuŏn T'äk.

Im Kuōn-Tʹäk 1934-....

Im, Kwŏn-tʻaek

Im, Kwŏn-t'aek, 1934-

Im, Kwǒn-t'aek 1936-

Im Kwon-taek cinéaste

Im Kwon-taek filmregisseur uit Zuid-Korea

Im, Kwŏn-t'aek Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor 1936-

Im Kwon-taek regista sudcoreano

Im Kwon-taek South Korean film director

Im Kwon-taek südkoreanischer Regisseur und Filmproduzent

Im, Kwŏnt'aek.

Im, Kwòntaek 1936-

Im, Kwŏnt'aek Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor 1936-

Imm, Gweon-Taik.

Imm Gweon-Taik 1934-....

Kuŏn T'äk Im.

Kweun-Taek Lim.

Kwon-taek, Im

Kwon-Taek Im 1934-....

Kwŏnt'aek Im.

Kwun-Taek Rimm.

Lim, Kweun-Taek.

Lim Kweun-Taek 1934-....

Lim, Kwon-taek 1936-

Limm, Gwun-Taig.

Limm Gwun-Taig 1934-....

Rim 1936-....

Rimm, Kwun-Taek.

Rimm Kwun-Taek 1934-....

Им Квон Тэк южнокорейский режиссёр

ایم کوان-تا فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان اهل کره جنوبی

임 권택

임, 권택 1934-...

임, 권택 1936-...


임권택, 1936-

임권택 Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor 1936-


林 權澤 1934-....


林權澤 1936-